Lest we forget
Since World War I, North Ryde Public School has had a Memorial Rose Garden. The rose garden has been located in different places within the school grounds over the years and was used as a focus for ANZAC Day services. This photo of the NRPS Red Cross was taken in in the rose garden in1930. You may be able to see the principal, Mr Forsyth, in the back of this photo and also the open fields that were surrounding the school in the 1930s. The current memorial garden is beside the museum and is planted with roses, rosemary, lemon- scented tea trees and camellias. Unfortunately the local possums eat the young rose leaves so a variety of plants have currently been planted.